Press release

Spearhead Group Inc. Joins 8×8 Channel Program as Master Agent to Deliver X Series Solutions to Mid-Market and Enterprise Businesses

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8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform, today announced that Spearhead Group Inc. is now a Master Agent for 8×8. Spearhead is an IT consulting company that helps enterprise customers select and acquire managed IT infrastructure and telecom services. The partnership with 8×8 provides Spearhead’s agents with a competitive portfolio from 8×8’s technology platform for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) and video offerings including mix-and-match bundling of 8×8 X Series solutions.

“Spearhead is hired by our clients to be a leading technology and infrastructure expert,” said Faisal Chaudhry, CEO of Spearhead. “We became an 8×8 Master Agent because of their unified cloud communications platform to provide the integrated experience our customers are demanding. 8×8 has the experience and resources we need to provide the right solution.”

“We are excited to have Spearhead as an 8×8 Master Agent as they already know how to work closely with our sales team to execute deals and have an impressive win rate with 8×8 X Series solutions. We’re working together on several large opportunities and look forward to continuing a fruitful relationship,” said John DeLozier, 8×8 Global Channel Chief. “Our channel partners are showing a continued willingness to partner with 8×8 on large deals and ongoing confidence as we deliver strong bookings growth with our go-to-market replacement of legacy and single point solution providers.”

2019 has been a year of growth for 8×8’s channel program with hundreds of new partners joining the program quarterly, ongoing Elev8 Day co-marketing events, expansion of marketing investments and increased bookings. Specifically, channel bookings grew 86 percent year-over-year in 8×8’s first quarter of fiscal 2020. Recently, 8×8 introduced its Elev8 Partner Program, the next phase in an expanding channel strategy aimed at delivering unmatched support and value for 8×8’s partner community. In February, the company launched the 8×8 PartnerXchange portal, which enables channel partners to effectively and efficiently manage their 8×8-related business and drive sales of 8×8 solutions.

About 8×8, Inc.

8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8×, or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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